Category Archives: Theology

George MacDonald Bicentenary Conference

2024 is the 200th anniversary of George MacDonald’s birth (1824-1905). The George MacDonald Society and the Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College are sponsoring a conference, “George MacDonald and the Prophetic Imagination,” May 29-31, 2024. Conference page, GMD Society … Continue reading

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Sayers on suffering

Dear [friend in a dark time], You might be interested in a letter written during WW2 by a leading British radio personality (Dorothy L. Sayers). She spoke to fellow Brits about a Christian perspective on suffering. I know you yourself … Continue reading

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Elaine Hagenberg’s choral anthems

Elaine Hagenberg Candace and I listened with rapt attention to “You Do Not Walk Alone,” a moving choral piece by Elaine Hagenberg, at the OKC Civic Center “For All the Saints” Irish concert last week. It prompted us to browse … Continue reading

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Bruce Ritchie on James Clerk Maxwell

Video of the Inverness book launch event for Bruce Ritchie, James Clerk Maxwell: Faith, Church and Physics (Edinburgh: Handsel Press, 2024); #2024-br-1. My video recommendation (above). For those who want more, below is a longer video review (21 mins). But … Continue reading

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Torrance updates, 2023-2024

In this post I’ll post updates of my Torrance-related activities for 2023 and 2024. Cf. Torrance updates for 2022 and 2021. July 6, 2023 Marty Folsom’s Torrance Reading Group, discussion of Thomas F. Torrance, “The Sovereign Creator,” in The Christian … Continue reading

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Firbush November 2022

I’m so pleased that we’ll be able to participate in the upcoming Firbush retreat November 9-11. Thanks to Bob Walker, I’ve been invited to present about the new T. F. Torrance Science and Religion Collection (description here). My presentation will … Continue reading

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Morning prayer

The Garrett County morning prayer podcast is high on our list when considering which life changes from the Covid lockdown will continue on. We still often start off our day listening together, sipping tea (Candace) and coffee (me), watching birds … Continue reading

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Torrance updates, 2022

On this page I’ll post Torrance updates as they happen for 2022. Here are some videos in reverse chronological order; a few other links or videos will be added later. Cf. Torrance updates for 2021. May 2022: Announcing The Thomas … Continue reading

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Colbert on faith and laughter

Laughter fights evil and leads us beyond sorrow to an eternal reality… Sometimes Colbert seems to channel G. K. Chesterton. Colbert as a holy fool:

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Interview with Gary Deddo

Interview by Gary Deddo for the You’re Included series, released January 2, 2022, in two parts, with the title “The Intersection of Faith and Science,” although it is largely autobiographical. It was recorded at the American Academy of Religion annual … Continue reading

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